Past Performances
Science on Screen and Cosmos in Concert

Two documentary films — Chasing Ice and For All Mankind — and a live concert marked the Fall 2017 and tenth season of ETOPiA: Engineering Transdisciplinary Project in the Arts, an outreach initiative that seeks to inspire cross-disciplinary dialogue about the roles of science and technology in society.

Science on Screen: Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice is the story of one photographer’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

Following the show, a discussion was held with professors Kimberly Gray (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Mark Werwath (Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences), Pedram Khalili, Thrasos Pappas and Ermin Wei (all three from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and graduate student Jacob May.

This event was sponsored by the Barry and Mary Ann MacLean Fund for Art & Engineering and James F. and Mary L. Gibbons Art and Technology Fund.

Science on Screen: For All Mankind

For All Mankind documents the Apollo missions of NASA, including 80 minutes of real NASA footage from space.

Following the show, a discussion was held with professors Donna Jurdy, Seth Jacobson (both from Earth & Planetary Sciences), Kevin Lynch (Mechanical Engineering) and Josiah Hester (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).

This event was sponsored by the Barry and Mary Ann MacLean Fund for Art & Engineering and James F. and Mary L. Gibbons Art and Technology Fund.

COSMOS IN CONCERT: Celestial Suite

Celestial Suite is a multimedia show with music composed by James Stephenson and astronomy visuals developed by Kyle Kremer.

Full concert program:

  • "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland
  • "Song to the Moon" from Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak
  • "Celestial Suite" by James Stephenson

Following the show, a discussion was held with composer Jim Stephenson, graduate student Kyle Kremer and professor of physics and astronomy Shane Larson.

This event was sponsored by ETOPiA, CIERA, ASG Wild Ideas, and The Graduate School.